Professor Susan Lederer has been awarded a WARF Named Professorship. Five faculty across campus have been awarded WARF Named Professorships, which come with $100,000, and honor faculty who have made major contributions to the advancement of knowledge, primarily through their research endeavors, but also as a result of their teaching and service activities. Award recipients choose the names associated with their professorships.
Susan Lederer, Ronald L. Numbers Professor of Medical History and Bioethics, is a historian of nineteenth and twentieth-century American medicine and public health. She has published on the history of human experimentation, on Frankenstein’s long shadow on innovation in biomedicine, and the social and cultural implications of moving blood and tissue between bodies. President William Clinton appointed her to serve on the federal Advisory Committee on Human Radiation Experiments, and she contributed to the Committee’s lengthy report. She is program co-chair for the 27th International Congress of History of Science and Technology to be held in Dunedin, New Zealand in July 2025.